Exploring collaboration patterns among global software development teams.

Serce, Fatma Cemile and Alpaslan, Ferda Nur and Swigger, Kathleen and Brazile, Robert and Dafoulas, George and Lopez, Victor and Schumacker, Randy (2009) Exploring collaboration patterns among global software development teams. In: Global Software Engineering, 2009. ICGSE 2009. Fourth IEEE International Conference. IEEE Computer society, pp. 61-70. ISBN 9780769537108

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Abstract

This study examines communication behaviors in global software student teams. The authors of the paper characterize the types of communication behaviors that occur when student teams are engaged in a software development project. The authors present findings from a one-semester study that examined factors contributing to successful distributed programming interactions among students enrolled at the University of Atilim (Turkey), Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, University of North Texas, and Middlesex University (UK). Using content and cluster analyses techniques, we identified distinct patterns of collaboration and examined how these patterns were associated with task, culture, GPA, and performance of collaborative teams. Our results suggest that communication patterns among global software learners may be related to task type, culture and GPA. It is hoped that these findings will lead to the development of new strategies for improving communication among global software teams.

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Conference held on 13 Jul - 16 Jul 2009 at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

Research Areas:School of Science and Technology > Science & Technology
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